How to Change Your Personal Information at a Indiana DMV

Changing your personal information at an Indiana DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your IN driving records. Given you have personal documents ready and a bit of free time, you shouldn’t run into any snags when updating your name or changing your address.

Below, you’ll learn the steps, requirements, and fees for doing both these actions.

How to Update Your Name

You will update your information with the Social Security Administration before changing your name at the Indiana DMV. This process is available in-person or by mail.

You will:

  1. File an Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5)
  2. Show proof of:
    1. Name change
    2. S. presence
    3. Identification
  3. Send or deliver the documents

The identification documents must be originals or certified copies. Bring these documents and form to your local Social Security office. Or, mail them.

You should receive your new social security card in about 2 weeks. With this in hand, you should visit your local IN DMV or third-party office within as soon as you can to update your information.

You should report your name change within 30 days to the Indiana DMV.

To change your name at an Indiana DMV office you will:

  1. Provide proof of identification
    1. IN driver’s license
    2. IN ID card
    3. Passport
    4. W-2
  2. Proof of Social Security number
  3. Proof of U.S. legal presence
  4. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce Decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  5. Confirm and sign the documents
  6. Pay the $9 ID/License fee
    1. See: Variable processing fees

*These items must be the originals or certified copies

The DMV will confirm your name change by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA). If your information cannot be verified, you will not receive an updated license or ID.

Important: Update Your Title and Registration

Changing your name at the DMV office does not update your vehicle records. You should update your title and registration if you want to keep these items up-to-date to avoid issues. See the title transfer process to get an idea of what’s required as you’ll typically submit the same forms.

How to Update Your Address

You should update our address on file with the Indiana DMV within 30 days of when it changes such as changing location. You’ll have up to 60 days if moving to the state.

The Indiana driver information update process is available in person and online.

Updating your address does not reflect on your driver’s license, title, and registration. You’ll need to complete this update by replacing your license with the IN DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person.

The information you will need when updating your Indiana address at the DMV includes:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • License or ID
  • Social Security number
  • Address (old and new)

In Person

  1. Find an IN DMV office
  2. Provide any needed personal information
    1. Two identity/residency documents
  3. Apply for the name change
  4. Pay any fees

Online (Mailing Address ONLY)

You’re eligible to do an online name change given your license isn’t suspended, have your SSN & photo on file, and don’t owe money to the DMV. Do an in-person update if you’re not eligible.

  1. Visit the myBMV website
  2. Create an account
  3. Enter your information
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts
  5. Confirm your update

Congratulations, your driver information is updated! Don’t forget to update your other driving documents like license, registration, and other forms you may have on file with the IN DMV!

Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance

You’ll want to update your IN auto insurance as soon as you can. The mismatched information may cause problems if you were to be pulled over. Or, needed to file an insurance claim due to accidents.

Visit your insurance provider’s website to update your policy’s information.